Does the grass look greener on the other side?

The Senator accused the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose and a former Senator from Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, of masterminding the reports of his defection.

Kashamu, who represents Ogun East in the Senate, said the party's leaders do not have the capacity to push him out.

He cautioned the National Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, not to allow Fayose and Omisore spoil their efforts to unite the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.

“From my interactions with some of those who defected and what I read in the media, these were the undercurrents that informed their decision to align with another political platform.

“But, as for me, Fayose and Omisore cannot push me out of the PDP. They do not have what it takes. I am not going anywhere. I remain a strong mobiliser for the PDP and one of its leaders in the South West.

“That is why I cannot close my eyes to impunity and injustice. I will continue to fight for the rights of the less privileged within and outside the party. I will continue to fight for the interest of the Yoruba people and the South West in general.

“For our members, who, out of annoyance, decided to join another political platform to prove their worth, I have started talking to them and will continue to do so.

“Most of them had worked with Fayose and they know him. They feared that if the party in the South West is handed over to him, he would muzzle them and kill the party with his greed, impunity and childish antics.”

“I wish to emphatically state that I will remain in the PDP and continue to work for it, even as I watch events unfold. I am not going anywhere. We are all equal stakeholders in the PDP. It does not belong to anyone or a clique", Kashamu said.

Last week, some PDP members loyal to Kashamu announced their to join the newly formed Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN).